WHO report: Hundreds of millions suffer from diabetes

An estimated now 422 million people suffer from diabetes — a debilitating and potentially deadly disease — as the obesity epidemic continues to rage across the globe.

That’s according to a new report from the World Health Organization. The number of people living with the chronic disease has nearly quadrupled since 1980, rising the fastest in low- and middle-income countries.

In Georgia, 30.5 percent of people are obese and 12 percent suffer from diabetes.

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Diabetes caused 1.5 million deaths in 2012, according to WHO. The medical complications caused by diabetes are many: heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, leg and foot amputation, vision loss and nerve damage.

 


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